Pastors' Blog

What about fasting during Lent?

It’s hard to avoid the subject of fasting when Lent comes around every year. Should we give up Facebook or chocolate or eating meat on Fridays?

Jesus’ journey down from the Mount of Transfiguration to the cross at Mount Calvary continues on the Second Sunday in Lent. Jesus is determined to go his way and finish the course.

Lent is the season of preparation for Easter. The purpose of Lent is not to dwell on the sufferings of our Savior, but rather to prepare ourselves for a celebration of his resurrection. Lent is a time for repentance and prayer and for renewal of our Baptisms.

In China, new religious laws have made it a lot harder for Christians to gather. There is now a list of nine Chinese government rules that are being strictly enforced for all registered, legal churches.

Many Christians use the word ‘blessed.’ But as Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride said, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Man Graciously Allows Wife to Shovel Driveway

Here’s a joke to lighten your snowstorm afternoon.

https://babylonbee.com/news/striking-blow-against-toxic-masculinity-man-graciously-allows-wife-to-shovel-driveway

 

And a photo of my own wife and daughter out shoveling :-) 

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When churches disagree, they can’t both be right.

Coexist

Christianity is who the bumper sticker is directed against, but poses no threat to the others.

When two people get married, they have expectations of how the relationship should work. Often, the unspoken assumption is, “My spouse will meet me halfway.” Sometimes it’s called “The 50/50 Plan.”

A certain couple, wishing to keep a record of family events, spent more than a thousand dollars on a video camera and accessories. As soon as the teenage grandchildren and their friends saw the equipment, they wanted to use it. Because the camera represented a sacrifice and was precious to the grandparents, they laid down certain rules.

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